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Vijay Chillar

Research Areas

Police Accountability
Spatial Analysis
Mixed Methods


Vijay F. Chillar is a Ph.D. student in the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice.

His research agenda focuses on policing through a number of applied research projects on the spatial analysis of crime patterns, crime control technology, organizational behavior, and the integration of academic research and police practice. His other research interests include social networks, police culture, procedural justice, and policy.

His recent research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency and Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice. He has held intern positions at Vera Institute of Justice, Center for Court Innovation, and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice.

Vijay received his B.A. in Criminal Justice with Honors in the Major distinction from the University of Central Florida and his M.A. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University.


Chillar, V. F., (2022). The Racial Divide at Micro Places: A Pre/Post Analysis of the Effects of the Newark
Consent Decree on Field Inquiries (2015–2017). Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 59(2), 240-276.

Miller, J. & Chillar, V. F. (2021). Do police body-worn cameras reduce citizen fatalities? Results of a
country-wide natural experiment. Journal of Quantitative Criminology.

Chillar, V. F. & Drawve, G. (2020). Unpacking spatio-temporal differences of risk for crime: An analysis in Little Rock, AR. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 14, 258-277.

Rengifo, A. F., Slocum, L.A., & Chillar, V. F. (2019). From Impressions to Intentions: Direct and Indirect Effects of Police Contact on Willingness to Report Crimes to Law Enforcement. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 56, 412-450.